Temperance Creek

Pamela Royes |  Memoir

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In the early 1970’s Pamela Royes, discouraged with college, was trying to find her path. She makes her way to the Hells Canyon area of eastern Oregon ... a remote and wild wilderness … and proceeds to blossom into a strong and capable woman, living in the back country, learning to survive on a horse, in a tent, sometimes herding sheep.  She falls in love with an austere place and a Vietnam veteran, Skip.  Together they carve a home out of the wilderness.

I liked the story; I liked Pam's resilience; I liked her realism; I admire her courage.  This is NOT something I had the tenacity to do (Pam and I are almost the same age), even though there were times I dreamt of it.

Her writing is not always perfect, and there are a few small inconsistencies, but if you like to read about the wilderness, growing into adulthood, or the journey of strong women, you’ll like this read.

We will be discussing at book club this week.  Perhaps I will have some additional comments then.

 

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